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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody, welcome to try day friday, november 16, 2012. >> here's to you, the opening of your show, "scandalous." >> thank you, hoda, thank you for being there, the entire "today" show was there. we have a lot to tell you about, but we're going to do it on monday. >> that's how we roll. >> we have stuff to be edited.
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>> we have a lot happening. >> by the way, tonight i am sitting down with christina aguilera, i want to give you a sneak peek, because she sang to me. i don't know if it was to me, but she sang. >> oh, good. >> let's watch. >> when you were little, you lined up stuffed animals and gave performances. what did you sing to your stuffed animals? >> back then? probably "the sound of music." that was the thing that made me want to be a singer, julie andrews up in the hills, "the hills are alive." that soundtrack is a piece of my heart. that was my musical release at that age. >> what song did you like the most, what did you like to sing? >> i can recite them all. >> give me a little something. ♪ what will this day be like ♪ i wonder what will my future be ♪
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♪ i wonder this could be so exciting to be out in the world to be free ♪ my heart should be wildly rejoice ing ♪ oh what's the matter with me ♪ i've always longed for adventure ♪ i could go on, but you know that song, right? >> i love it more now. >> that's an interesting part. most people are like -- ♪ the hills are alive zble. >> amazing score. do you know who did it? >> who did it? >> one of the greatest combinations ever in the history of musical theater. rogers and hammerstein. >> i don't like quizzes. >> who wrote the music and lyrics? >> kathie lee gifford. there's a new trend in videos, you guys. we thought we were getting sick of it until now. this one deserves to be shown. >> you send out birthing announcements, hey, we had a baby. you get something in the mail, a postcard. >> you want to say, who hasn't?
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anyway, here is a new trend in videos, people are sending the links. when they have a baby. michael laroux found out he and his wife and family were expecting. this is adorable. they caught the whole nine months-plus on tape. let's watch. ♪ ♪ hey do you hear that sound ♪ it's the sound of love ♪ it's the sound of music ♪ it's the sound of a new star ♪ hey it's a shooting star ♪ >> oh! ♪
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>> oh, my god. >> like the last miracle birth still. little oliver wolfe laroux was born november 1st. his daddy says a normal birth announceman will soon be following with "lock up your girls." we have another story about a man who is very upset after his wife had a baby, and he looked at the child and realized the child wasn't cute. >> this is unbelievable. he's suing his wife because the baby is ugly. >> offended by his newborn looks. the problem is not only did he think the baby was awful looking, he claimed the baby didn't look like the mom or the dad. >> here's what happened, they did a dna test, did prove it was, in fact, their child. here's the rub. the mother had $100,000 of plastic surgery before meeting the father, so he had no idea what was going on and he sued her and he won.
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>> this is what makes it -- >> the judge agreed and ordered the wife to pay him $120,000. you know what, first of all, did he not look at pictures of his wife when she was younger, growing up? >> what kind of a person is horrified -- not only is the child ugly, the child horrified him. i think the lady got off easy, if she could get rid of him for $120,000, never has to have anything to do with that man again for the rest of her life. >> she knows what kind of man she married. >> she should have done research too before she married him. what side of the bed do you sleep on? the right or the left? do you sleep on the side closest to the door or the other? i sleep away from the door, always slept away from the door. my ex-husband slept by the door. so did -- anyone. >> so did pretty much the 7th fleet. [ laughter ] got a little reserved sign on
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the pillow. >> back to me. >> i never showed up that particular day. >> i sleep on the side away from the door, closer to the window. i don't know why. >> if you happen to be there alone -- >> i always sleep on my side. >> even when you go to a hotel? >> yeah, never sleep in the middle. which side do you sleep on? >> always sleep on the left side, away from the door. here's the thing, frank doesn't hear anything. >> intruders? >> the children, intruders, alarms. that's frank. that might as well be frank. >> think about how you pick your side, if you did it. >> i don't think i conchusly decided. >> it's been so long. >> i don't think i consciously decided, just always slept on the other side. i would think i don't like it cold, my side is where the ac always is. i don't know why i sleep over there, but i do. >> they say people who sleep on the left are not as grumpy. >> on the left when you're lying
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on your stomach? or back? >> on your back, if you're on the left side of the bed, you're not as grumpy. >> when you're lying on the left? i sleep away from the door. >> where's your door, hoda, right or left? >> on the other side of my bed. look, if i'm laying in my bed -- >> now america's snoring. if we are in bed together, all right -- >> don't think it can't happen. weirder things have happen. >> wait, no, wait. where's the door? >> hoda! we're in your bed right now. where's your door, point, just point. i'm not facing this way, okay, okay, okay. my door's over there. i'm on this side. >> then you sleep on the right. >> i sleep on my side. today is geography awareness week. this week should be fun with you today. national geography week has been all this week. who knew? the national geographic society
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wants to make sure we're geoliterate. >> they say we don't know anything about the globe, which is true. i'm embarrassed by what's going to happen when we take this quiz. >> we're going to take a little quiz. >> let's go. >> we thought it would be fun. >> only if you're watching us. which continent is the largest exporter of wool? much of which is produced on enormous she will ranches called stations. >> australia, b. >> hadn't even come up yet. >> a, b, c, on the bottom. you need glasses. >> i say b. >> we're right. >> we are? >> which state produces more coal, pennsylvania, west virginia or wyoming? >> west virginia. >> west virginia! >> wyoming, it is wyoming? >> that's what it says, can you see? >> no, i can't see, but thank you for asking. this country has one of the most crucial roles in the wine industry. this country is the world's widest exporter of cork.
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>> i'm going to say portugal. >> how did you know the answers? >> i saw the answers earlier. >> i'm going to say spain. >> is it portugal? >> congratulations. >> is there a wine -- >> no. but you know what we are going to have? kathie lee's friday funny. >> this is from facebook fan rob kemp. very cute. a lady was told by her girlfriend taking a milk bath would make her skin soft and supple and younger looking. one day she left a note on her door asking the milk man to please come in. once inside, she showed the milkman into the bathroom and hopped in the tub. as she was naked, she asked the milk man to fill the tub with his milk. he asked would you like the milk pasteurized? no, right up by my boobs will be fine. past your eyes? naughty boy. >> now it's time for bobbie's
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buzz. i was a little uncomfortable while you were saying that. >> we have a special guest today, georgia. she's helping me show off if you look at everybody at home look into that camera. this is a t-shirt by ladeedadee. the outfit is -- >> that's so cute! >> really cool. the tees come with velcro bikinis. you can switch out your fashion. you really like the yellow. and what's so great, you can do that on bags, even tees for big girls like me. >> hello! >> georgia's going to stick around to help me show off. this is from lazoo. tammie has two little girls at home. she is our boss around here. look how adorable the clothes are. from lazoo. they have characters on the
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clothes, these are the girls outfits. and look at the little boys! >> what's special is there's a whole world online to educate kids about their books, but the characters on the clothes, you can get an actual plush doll that match. you can have the buddy on your clothes. >> how cute! last but not least, for every parent who's gone through the i lost my lovie situation and that's all the kid wants back, lost my is a registration process that will help you tag the lovy and they will help you get your lovy back for your little one. >> if you've had a child in love with their lovie, you know how incredible crucial that is. >> thank you, sweetie. >> thank you, bobbie! >> it's try day friday, this is dessert. >> if you're the kind of person who likes dessert better than the meal we have something great for you, just in time for thanksgiving. these are called stuffing cookies. $24 for a dozen on
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i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. the new film "silver linings playbook" is about an adult son living with his parents after being released from a mental health facility. >> jacki weaver plays the mom
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and robert de niro plays the dad who is surprised when his son pat, played by bradley cooper, returns home. take a look. >> don't worry. >> what did the doctors say? the court listens to the doctor. >> don't worry. >> okay, okay, congratulations. >> thank you. what are you doing with yourself? >> start a restaurant. >> how are you going to pay for it, with your book making? >> who told you that? >> mom told me. >> i guess it's true. mom's here. hi, jacki. how are you? >> great to see you. tell us about your son in the movie, what his issues are. he's clearly got some mental health issues. >> he's bipolar and his wife and he have split up because he caught her in the shower with another guy. >> that would do it. he's got severe anger management problems, as does the dad. i'm making it sound like a really gloomy picture, but it's
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very moving, but it's hilarious. it's really funny as well. >> sometimes the only way to deal with those heavy themes in life is a sense of humor. it gets you through. >> life is funny one minute. >> and tragic the next. >> you had to lose your accent for this film? >> i was really keen to be authentically philadelphian. i had some serious lessons. >> did you? >> i think i passed. >> well, this oscar buzz is not unfamiliar to you. you've been nominated before. >> incredible. that was incredible. you know, i've been working in australia since i was just a kid, started when i was a schoolgirl. in fact, my very first job as a professional actor was the 12 of november 1962. this week it's 50 years i've been acting. >> can i say mazeltof? in australian? >> we have lots of mazeltofs in
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australia. >> how did this role come up? >> you must have been against some incredible american actors for the role. >> i had to meet david russell, who's an extraordinary director, he's amazing, amazing. i had to go and meet him in philadelphia when i was doing a play in d.c. i had to later on do an audition on skype. >> that is weird. >> doesn't feel real at all. >> you did it right there in front of your computer? >> with my american accent. >> the whole thing. >> somebody else reading the other part? . yeah. >> that's crazy. >> i still got the part. >> unbelievable. kelsey has to do that all the time. it's unreal feeling, isn't it? >> it's strange. it was an amazing experience. and i get a lot of people in australia saying i've been robert de niro's wife and bradley cooper's mother. they are both so gorgeous.
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bradley cooper is a doll. have you met him, he's 6'4". >> we see him a lot. we're all afraid of him he's so gorgeous. >> i'm under five feet. the crew was saying how could you be his mother? how could you have knocked that out? >> looks like the milkman. >> his real mom came on set and she's smaller than i am. maybe a little. >> we wish you great luck with this, jacki. >> thanks for coming to see us. >> all the best. >> nice to meet you. >> you too. >> "silver linings playbook" opens in select theaters today. nation-wide on november 21st. coming up, we salute thanksgiving with all american animals. >> first, these messages. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl?
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here's sara with a few questions from our facebook folks. >> you always joke about snacking, hoda, what's your go-to snack right now? >> poptarts, blueberry-iced poptarts.
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i've been devouring them. i mentioned them to a friend. there's a case in my office. i'm scared, because in a box there are like three packs of two. and i'm going through -- don't know. >> how many calories? >> don't know. >> kathie, do you ever finish anything off, other than wine? >> i've never had a complaint. >> next up, ms. sara. >> tina, what is the best movie you've seen lately? >> i just saw it. you know what i just saw last night, two nights ago, "love actually." it was on hbo. it is a great holiday film. >> you've always loved that. >> you know when you're clicking, oh, my god, it's on. what about you? >> i haven't seen a thing. i haven't seen a thing. i'm looking forward to all the new movies. for the holiday season. i go from this studio to a theater for the last two months. i've been home one day a week
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for two months. i can get back to being a real human being now. >> kathie hasn't seen the light of day. hoda, you recommended gone girl recently, what are you reading now or what do you recommend? >> i finished "killing kennedy" and "killing lincoln." they're both the bill o'reilley books which are home runs. i read them in, like, no time flat. those are the two. i haven't read since then. >> i'm in the middle of lee woodruff's book, "those we love the most," i think, is the title of it. i got gripped from the very first second. i again haven't had a lot of time. new book called "unglued," i'm in the middle of that one. trying to read a little on the run. looking forward to the holidays. i love to get lost in books and movies. >> thank you, sara. coming up, we're going to tell you how to bridge the generation gap. at your next family gathering. >> time to trot out the turkey. david mejewski.
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>> leslie sbrocco is serving up holiday wine to a charity that gives back. how to keep an eye on your babysitter when you're not at home after your local news.
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♪ how do you encourage your tweens and teens to connect with grandma and grandpa? >> here with a few simple ways to help bridge the generation gap is holiday blogger -- >> we want to avoid family gatherings where the teens and tweens are on the devices and grandma and grandpa are trying to join the conversation and no one is interacting. >> first of all it's where we sit. there's the kiddy table and grownup table during the holidays.
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>> don't be afraid. i found these bamboo plates at my party store. you don't have to give them your good china. you can give them beautiful plates that aren't breakable. also another game i've created here with some little place card holders. it's guess. who we had relatives put on some trivia about themselves. then you go around and guess who it is. >> that's cute. >> so make it accessible and fun for the kids and the grownups to interact. >> all right. >> then plato says you can learn more about a person in an hour of play than you can in a year of conversation. so we're going to add some flaflness to these holiday gatherings. he's are games that are good for the whole crew. this is touchy feely. >> what's this? >> this is where you take a card like this, and then you reach in and you try and find what's on the card. it's great for toddlers because
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there's no reading. >> it's a rat. >> yep. >> so this is a simple game. you want to set the games up, too. >> okay. cute. >> then i love this. it brings gambling and trivia together. >> we want to teach our kids gambling. >> they love it. they really do. >> responsible gambling. >> telestrations is like picksary. the telephone game. >> i love this store. it's all brainy games at the brain store. lay these things out so that they're accessible. everyone is encouraged to play together. >> no one dying to get away. >> or get on the screen. >> family tree. very cute. >> this is just a fun idea that's going to be used as a story starter, a story launching pad. you just literally get some branches and you copy some pictures of all the guests. at memorable moments in their
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life. you really encourage the rel tifs and kids to tell the stories behind the pictures. >> clever. >> on your table. >> very cute. moving down? >> here's the thing. nobody can resist a photo booth in my experience, right? at weddings and celebrations people are renting photo booths and they're very expensive. all you need is a blank wall and some beautiful papers. these are all from the paper store. and we've just created a backdrop. so i want you to grab some props, these are also from the paper store. >> okay. >> i found these polaroid cameras are still around. >> we like those. >> what is mine? too much chardonnay. why did i get this one? whatever. >> you just encourage everybody to gather around. and here it's going to work for me. get their pictures taken at the photo booth. >> and they come right out. >> any blank wall. >> look how the instamatic comes right out. >> i miss those. >> thank you so much. great to see you. >> something for the whole family.
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♪ it's time for today's call of the wild. national wildlife federation david mezejewski is with us. >> thanksgiving is less than a week away. that's why david's here with turkey and other animals native to north america. >> good to see you. does he know what's up? >> he knows what's up. this is the domestic version of the wild turkey. it has the brown feathers the way the wild turkey would. wild turkeys are amazing, found all across north america. once almost wiped out because of unsustainable hunting and habitat destruction, but we've got these birds, they sometimes show up in people's backyards. >> they are very prevalent out in connecticut. >> with the holiday season kicking off, national wildlife federation is launching a brand
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new kid's magazine called ranger rick jr. to get kids reconnected with wildlife. i brought you guys copies. >> kids love animals. >> national wildlife federation, we're about the wildlife, but also about the kids. >> this guy's going to roam around? >> when we go to the next animal, he'll go back in. i'm going to have one of you guys hold the next animal, if i can find him in here, an alligator. this is a baby alligator. who wants to hold him? >> i'll hold him. grab him like that, cup him in good. i'm going to hold his big friend here. >> he's actually kind of sweet. >> look at this one. >> this is another endangered species success story. almost wiped out because of unsustainable hunting. good conservation laws allowed us to protect these guys. this is only about a 6-year-old. that is a hatchling. they can get to be about 12, 13 feet long. amazing, amazing animals. found only in north america, just like the wild turkey.
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>> do they have emotions at all? >> they are reptiles, not the way we mammals do, but just because they don't, doesn't mean they don't deserve protection. i'll rescue you from the little guy. >> sweet actually. >> in a reptile sort of way. >> next down here, beaver. >> beaver alert. >> this is a species the european colonists would have been familiar with because there are beavers in europe. but a really important species for the native americans because of their fur, they have really really great water resistant fur. it was important for the trapping business and all that. you can check out this amazing tail. >> his flat tail. >> this is the biggest rodent in north america, by the way. >> that looks huge for a beaver, doesn't it? >> beavers can get to be 60, 70 pounds. >> wow. >> this guy is really not as big as they actually can be. >> and the dams that they build are beneficial to other wildlife
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as well. >> these guys are important. unlike human beings, as we change the environment is bad for the environment, beavers form wetlands other species could move into. he's important. >> what else does he eat besides bananas? >> in the wild he would be eating all sorts of vegetation and they like to eat tree bark. he has teeth on them that are so much enamel that are bright orange. these guys chop down trees and build dams with them. >> you don't want to get in front of an angry beaver. >> bring out the owl. >> let me put the baby alligator away. the last animal is another species that would have been -- >> what are they called? >> barn owl. these are a species native to europe. european colonists would have been used to seeing these guys. they're not particularly common. these animals can find prey in pitch darkness. >> you're kidding. >> tests have been done on these species, they've removed every iota of light. just by their hearing they can
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find rodents which is their main prey. they are called barn owls, because they are one of the few species that can live in human structures and benefit from our building. >> is that okay on your hand, looks like he's breaking skin. >> this is the first time you haven't been pooped on or bleeding. the turkey did enough for everybody. thank you so much, dave. >> thank you. all righty, have a look-in on your kids when you're not around. that's coming up after this. still a wet mess in the west. i'm meteorologist chris warren with your weather channel forecast. this is where the action is going to be at least weather-wise. we're going to see quite a bit of rain, washington, oregon, california, nevada, idaho, and then moving into wyoming, parts of colorado, utah, and montana. still a few showers throughout the extreme southeast coast here along the atlantic side. the warmest air will be in the
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south. and it's even going to be mild in the northern plains. 56 in minneapolis is quite mild for this time of year. one storm after another moving into the pacific northwest. watch those snow levels come down saturday night into sunday. be careful when you're traveling through the mountain passes in the coming weeks in the west because those snow levels will fluctuate. there will be times it will be dangerous to travel through those mountain passes. so check the latest conditions before you head through the mountains. here's a look at the temperatures for sunday. still very mild, well above average in some cases 20 degrees above average throughout parts of the upper midwest. cold front eventually going to swing through on monday bringing a chance for some showers. still looking at the pacific northwest for most of the action. same story again on tuesday. front now moving into the great lakes. michigan you have a chance for seeing showers on tuesday. another huge travel day here on wednesday. showers from north carolina to florida, pacific northwest still staying wet, still mild in the middle. and we're looking at a chance for some showers in texas on
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thanksgiving. otherwise most of the country is going to be dry. the northeast, the southeast, the midwest, the upper midwest, the southwest, it's just parts of texas and the northwest on thanksgiving that will have a chance for a few shower. so turkey bowls are going to be dry in most places across the country. and we're looking at that chance for showers hanging around once again. you can see here throughout parts of texas. it's going to stay mild. remember weekdays on the weather channel you can wake up with al. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook.
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now on today's tech gadgets to help you keep an eye on your home. have you ever wondered goes on in your house while you're not there? >> while you're trying to see what the babysitter is up to, always wanted to be more like james bond, digital expert mario armstrong is here with gadgets
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to help you keep a covert eye out. >> have we come to this? >> we have, unfortunately, we have. we have busy lifestyles days, mom and dad working, kids coming home from school, you have the babysitter, pets. there's a lot of things going on. people want to have an eye's view. >> it can be a good thing or done for more perverse things. >> let's stay on the positive today. >> let's check out the babysitters and puppies. >> this is a camera you plug into an ac outlet. called drop cam. costs $149, but it gives you live video. a free app on your mobile devices. you can see if i pick this up and move it around, you'll see the camera on the ipad start to move. the cool thing is, you can do this so bambino is at home, he's your dog, right? >> missed me while i was in the theater. >> you could have talked to bambino by actually just hitting talk. >> bambino, mommy loves you, mommy's coming home.
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>> so the speaker's actually on the camera. and it kind of plays back. >> he's bipolar already. >> the parents traveling, want to sing the lullaby at nighttime. >> let's get more clandestine, shall we? >> let's get sneaky. >> standard ac adapters you plug into your wall outlet, but they are hidden cameras. right there a camera. it's motion activated. it can record up to 16 hours of video. >> any time someone walks by that outlet it's going to go off. >> no signal letting them know. >> no signal. they think it's a standard wall outlet. >> if you were really paranoid, you could have them in every room. >> right now people are running around tir homes checking the wall outlets. >> i don't want to live my life like that, wow. >> what's next? >> up next is the alarm clock. this is a real alarm clock. >> this one i like. >> it does do what an alarm clock does, but there's a camera
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here as well. to get the data off of it, you just connect it to your computer. >> plug it in. >> you can actually see the video. >> say that's the one your lover takes on his out of town trips. >> oh! that's a good one. or your spouse even. >> would make a lovely christmas gift. >> happy new year. >> all right, what do we have here? >> look, wintertime, people are going to go skiing and hanging out. you can do fun things with these, like actually record your skiing. or -- >> what else can you do? >> put them on. >> now what's happening? >> now with one touch of a button on the side of the lens there, she's automatically recording everything she's seeing. >> don't look up and down. >> did she go up and down? >> that's what i do. what am i recording? >> everything you see. >> stop looking at me. >> this is really getting -- [ laughter ] where's the wine? now look, see this button right
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here? obviously, we did this on a white shirt, but this is a button camera. while you walk around, you could be recording video. they have different button sizes for all different types of shirts. >> crazy. >> i hope nobody comes in and does this to us. >> now a pen. the pen has a camera right there on it. but look, the good thing is, this actually writes. it's a pen that really does work. >> for a guy, you could put that in your pocket. >> or be weird and hold your pen and have a conversation with your employer. >> it's kind of sick. you got to admit. >> we have a little video of you guys actually doing it. >> who had the pen cam? >> this is when we were with meredith. >> we were following you around a bit. >> you wonder why we're paranoid. >> we have to run, couple seconds. >> looks like your regular mp3 player, but it's a camera. if you're jogging around or wearing it, somebody could be recording you.
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it does play music. >> basically, you're not safe anywhere. >> this is called the black box micro. hidden in the tissue box >> this is inside the tissue box with a hole right there. >> thank you, mario. we think. >> 007, guys. >> thanks a lot, guys. have a reason to toast this thanksgiving. >> first, this is "today" on nbc. 2@
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do you want to serve up the gift of giving this thanksgiving? well, go for a bottle of wine that gives back. >> here to uncork the do gooders guide to holiday wines is leslie sbrocco. author of "the simple and savvy wine guide". >> i love this segment idea. this is great. >> fabulous. >> get what you love and also do good for other people. >> the wine business is famous for that. these brands alone, there are so many that give to charity. these brands alone have given over a million dollars. i'm going to kick off with my favorite this season called the feast. it's from a company called cultivate wines, whose goal is to enjoy life and to give back. all of their charities, people can submit their own charity and you vote on them online. to get who gets the money. >> that's great. >> everybody decides. >> cultivate wines, this is about $28. >> is this what you would give for the opening? this is delicious. >> this is for you, hoda.
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this is from train, the band train. >> i love train. >> this is really good wine. >> save me san francisco wine company. this is calling all angels. >> you know how picky i am. that is delicious. >> $15. they have given this year $50,000 to family house. >> terrific. come on down, girl. >> hate to let that baby go. >> this is a nice red blend for the holidays, a little bag with nail polish, rouge nail polish and 100% of the proceeds go to step up women's network that actually empowers women through mentorship. >> delicious. >> isn't that good? >> i love that red. delicious. >> and i'm kind of keeping with the female theme here, this wine founded by women for women. this is o for opportunity. it's a washington state chardonnay. beautiful, crisp, juicy, $15 a bottle. they have put, since 2006, 40
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underprivileged girls through college. >> lovely, very nice wine. >> delicious. >> now breast cancer, a lot of brands give and donate to breast cancer. this is from a breast cancer survivor. they are giving this year, through hand craft, $100,000 to breast cancer awareness and research. $15, but a great holiday wine. >> delicious. >> i like that. >> it's perfect for the holidays. >> beautiful. >> finally, bubbles, girls. little bubbles for you. this is barefoot bubbly. they have actually chosen to help keep beaches barefoot friendly. they have given $750,000 since 2007 to beach cleanup all around the world. >> next time you go to a clean beach, thank them. >> $10 a bottle, can't beat it for the holidays. >> happy holidays, sweetie.


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